Special Area No. 2

Special Area No. 2 is a special area in southern Alberta, Canada. It is a rural municipality similar to a municipal district; however, the elected council is overseen by four representatives appointed by the province, the Special Areas Board.

Special Area No. 2
Little Fish Lake Provincial Park
Location within Alberta
Location within Alberta
Coordinates: 51°24′N 111°42′W / 51.4°N 111.7°W / 51.4; -111.7Coordinates: 51°24′N 111°42′W / 51.4°N 111.7°W / 51.4; -111.7
CountryCanada
ProvinceAlberta
Planning regionRed Deer
IncorporatedApril 7, 1959[1]
Government
 • Governing bodySpecial Areas Board
 • Municipal officeHanna
 • District officeHanna
Area
 (2021)[2]
 • Land9,195.06 km2 (3,550.23 sq mi)
Population
 (2021)[2]
 • Total1,860
 • Density0.2/km2 (0.5/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-7 (MST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-6 (MDT)
Forward sortation area
Area code403, 587, 825
Websitespecialareas.ab.ca

Special Area 2 has two provincial parks, Little Fish Lake Provincial Park, and the portion of Dinosaur Provincial Park north of the Red Deer River. Lakes include Little Fish Lake, Dowling Lake, and the south portion of Sullivan Lake.

GeographyEdit

Communities and localitiesEdit

The following localities are located within Special Area No. 2.[4]

DemographicsEdit

In the 2021 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, Special Area No. 2 had a population of 1,860 living in 644 of its 783 total private dwellings, a change of -2.4% from its 2016 population of 1,905. With a land area of 9,195.06 km2 (3,550.23 sq mi), it had a population density of 0.2/km2 (0.5/sq mi) in 2021.[2]

In the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, Special Area No. 2 had a population of 1,905 living in 648 of its 750 total private dwellings, a change of -5.9% from its 2011 population of 2,025. With a land area of 9,347.57 km2 (3,609.12 sq mi), it had a population density of 0.2/km2 (0.5/sq mi) in 2016.[6]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Municipal Profile: Special Areas Board" (PDF) (PDF). Alberta Municipal Affairs. October 24, 2014. p. 1. Retrieved November 3, 2014.
  2. ^ a b c "Population and dwelling counts: Canada, provinces and territories, and census subdivisions (municipalities)". Statistics Canada. February 9, 2022. Retrieved February 9, 2022.
  3. ^ a b "Specialized and Rural Municipalities and Their Communities" (PDF). Alberta Municipal Affairs. March 1, 2012. Retrieved August 12, 2012.
  4. ^ "Standard Geographical Classification (SGC) 2006, Economic Regions: 4804004 - Special Area No. 2, geographical codes and localities, 2006". Statistics Canada. March 5, 2010. Archived from the original on July 1, 2013. Retrieved August 12, 2012.
  5. ^ Geo-Administrative Areas (Hamlet, Locality and Townsite Culture Points) (Geodatabase layer) (Map). AltaLIS. October 26, 2020. Retrieved October 2, 2021.{{cite map}}: CS1 maint: date and year (link)
  6. ^ "Population and dwelling counts, for Canada, provinces and territories, and census subdivisions (municipalities), 2016 and 2011 censuses – 100% data (Alberta)". Statistics Canada. February 8, 2017. Retrieved February 8, 2017.

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